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This really annoys me!

2 many post-its!

We all use things to mark pages in our books: receipts, slips of paper, brochures, tickets, paper clips, and Post-it Notes. Post-it Notes have an adhesive on them which transfers to the surface it is applied to. This adhesive residue, in turn picks up dirt or other foreign particles and cause them to stick to the book. I understand the need to mark a pages or pages in books one might be using as research materials. I don’t want to be harsh or mean, but please remove Post-it Notes from books before you turn them in. It’s better for the books and their future users, and it is a considerate thing to do.

5 Comments on ’This really annoys me!‘

  1. Audra

    I abhor these, too. We used to charge a removal fee at a library I worked at. Either that or give the patron the option to come in and remove the note themselves. It made for some interesting discussions.

  2. jake

    I couldnt agree more. Sadly I use post-its for everything. :(

    frontrange college

  3. Melissa

    I recently unpacked a personal box of books that had been in storage since my college days, before I started training as a conservator (or even knew what library conservation was). I was horrified to find several books choked with Post-It notes — eek, the folly of youth!

  4. SEO

    I recently unpacked a personal box of books that had been in storage since my college days, before I started training as a conservator (or even knew what library conservation was).
    SEO

  5. Andrew

    It brings the remembrance of school days when we used to hate books and only read it to get passed in exams and now we know the benefits of it. :)

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